While summer may soon come to a close Hampton Jitney plans to spice up this season by offering a new excursion to the beaches and beyond as well as seasonal day trips to popular destinations. As part of the new “I Love New York Bus” tourism initiative, Hampton Jitney is offering locals and tourists the chance to discover some of New York’s most popular attractions.
Whether visiting wine, beer and cider trails, seasonal festivals, or mountain ski destinations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy just a few hours outside the city. Listed below are just a few of the many seasonal trips offered.
Coopers Beach – Trade in your summer share and opt for the Southampton’s Coopers Beach. Counted among the nation’s top beaches and most popular South Fork attractions, this white-sand beach features a concession stand, chair and umbrella rentals, bathrooms with fresh water showers, and lifeguard stations. Bus trips leave from NYC at 8 am, include a short shuttle ride over to the beach upon arrival in Southampton, and depart for the city at 5 pm. Offered on Tuesday and Wednesday through August 26, 2015, and priced at $84 per person.
Taste of the Hamptons – Foodies and museum-goers will want to take advantage of this fun-filled day that includes a crafted itinerary complete with dining and discovery. From a docent tour of Watermill’s Parrish Art Museum, to wine tasting at Wolffer Estate Vineyards in Sagaponach, to strolling along the quaint streets of Sag Harbor, we’ve done all the planning for you. The day concludes over hor d’oeuvres and beer tastings at Southampton’s Publick House Brewery, and a quick pit stop at the Country Garden Farm Stand. Bus trips leave from NYC at 8 am and depart the Hamptons at 7:30 pm, and are priced at $199 per person.
Wine, Food and Craft Beer Fest at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck – For nearly half a century, the annual Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival has celebrated some of the best wineries, distilleries, and tastes from across New York State. And for the first time this year, the Valley’s Craft Beer Fest has been added to the spirited agenda. Pour a Pinot, sip a Stout, feast on food trucks, and catch cooking demos from celebrity chefs showcasing their regional cuisine. The event takes place on Saturday, September 12, with buses leaving the city at 9 am and departing from the festival at 5 pm. Priced at $129 per person. (Tour package includes festival admission, and wine tasting OR beer tasting ticket; ticket holders have access to both festivals, with additional charge for samples at opposite festival.)
Hudson River Valley Tour/Pride of the Hudson Cruise and Motorcyclepdia Museum This scenic getaway kicks off with lunch at Newburg Brewing Company, followed by a narrated cruise along the Hudson River. Then it’s off to the unique Motorcyclepedia Museum to get rev’d up over an impressive collection of specialty and antique motorcycles. Bus trips are scheduled on Saturday, October 3 and 17, leave the city at 9 am, return at approximately 7 pm, and are priced at $169 per person.
All fares listed include activities, light snacks and beverages on board the motor coach, an on-board escort and deluxe round-trip transportation.
For a complete schedule of all tours and excursions, click here.